We are data geeks who want in on the action of addressing the challenges and highlighting the strengths of the Midwest entrepreneurial ecosystem. To do this, we gather data from investors, businesses, and community organizations, and we use our findings to develop programming designed to support the growth of entrepreneurial economies throughout the region.  Learn more about what we do!


Emily Heintz
Founder and Managing Director
Molly Theis
Community Engagement Manager
Maddy Evans, Intern

Advisory Board

Our board members are experts in building diverse and inclusive organizations, making strategic connections, and have deep industry knowledge and advocacy experience.

Shane Bliemaster
Marketing Supply Co.
Trey Boynton
Diversity & Inclusion Manager
Duo Security
Patti Glaza
Managing Director
Invest Detroit
Jennifer Owens
Chief Executive Officer
Lakeshore Advantage
Amy Peterson
Vice President of Special Projects & General Counsel
Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality
Jeff Rinvelt
Managing Director
Renaissance Venture Capital Fund of Funds
Ted Serbinski
Managing Director
Techstars Mobility
Monica Wheat
Venture Catalyst


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